Part one of the epic two-part conclusion to the Ruthless People and Children of Vice series… In the end…we all lose. How well do you think you know the Callahans? Yes, I’m asking you. Because I know you’ve been watching. The chaos, the violence, the love, and the madness—who could look away? Not me, for sure. My grandmother always told me…where you look is where you go. So I ask again, how well do you think you know the Callahans? Do you really think you understand Melody, Liam, or even Ethan? I have to wonder—will your mind be able to handle it? We haven’t met yet, but ready or not, here I come. The true queen of Chicago. For now, you may call me Calliope. Catch up on the Children of Vice Series: CHILDREN OF VICE, Book 1: “From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.” CHILDREN OF AMBITION, Book 2: "Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so.” CHILDREN OF REDEMPTION, Book 3: “I do not come in peace.”
It happens once or maybe twice a year or maybe not even that often. But when it does happen, there is this feeling of overwhelming satisfaction. A story that checks all the boxes of what makes an amazing read. This, this is exactly how I felt with Vicious Minds, part 1. Then you realize there is at least one more book to come, to finish out this series and make our Ruthless People-Children of Vice series complete.
Superb writing and so many unexpected twists and turns. Ms. McAvoy, just gets better with each additional book to this series, her talent lies in the details. She can tell you with just a few words like “that was an angels kiss,” you can just hear the evil smile in their voice. Making our hearts speed up and sending our minds racing. The fact that she can keep everyone and everything straight from book 1 to book 8, is astonishing. There are so many players and factors in place, it can make your head spin . But in the best way possible.
Ethan, is reeling (we think) from Ivy’s death and the fact that he has figured that his parents are BOTH still alive, when a knock on the door changes everything.
The story takes us back to the past and we get to see the relationship between Calliope and Ethan develope. Revelation after revelation, are unearthed and the result is absolutely mind blowing. You think you have an idea as to what will happen nextt, YOU most certainly do not. Calliope, is everything Ivy wished she could be, but could never achieve. She is cunning, strong, determined and hungry to be the new Queen in town. Never too far away form Ethan, watching him and waiting on her chance to make her presence known. Cali, is a woman with a plan and will stop at nothing to get it. Will Ethan work with or against Calliope? Will she be able to share the spot light with someone who has the power to take it all away and destroy her heart as well as her plans to rule?
Ethan and Cali, are FIRE, It really is that simple. They are combustible. They are cool as ICE. They are unbothered by the path of destruction they leave behind them. They are also very much in love, a weakness Ethan, never wanted to allow in to cripple him. They will stop at nothing to keep and protect their love and family. Sound familiar? Maybe, but there is one thing for sure, there is a new King and Queen in town and I am so ready for the war that is coming . Hell hath no furry like a man who wants revenge, and a woman at his side who wants to rule with him.